Oldham Libraries and Crossing Footprints present an event which celebrates the final victory day for Bangladesh Independence along with a Climate Connections Women’s Group cultural presentation.
Bangladesh Independence Victory Day Celebration
বাংলাদেশের ৫১তম বিজয় দিবস উদযাপন
featuring a programme by Ayna Arts and Climate Connections Women’s Group
জলবায়ু সংযোগ মহিলা গ্রুপ
at Northmoor Library, Wednesday 7th December 2022 4.30-6.30pm
With music and songs by Nuruzzaman Ahmed, Mitra Kabir and Luthfur Rahman
Discussion, poetry and drama by Ayna Arts
Bangladesh Independence with Climate Connections
The event will include a section on Climate Change cultural action – a short presentation by the Climate Connections Women’s Group who have begun working with Jesmin Chowdhury with support from Hope For The Future and Crossing Footprints.
FREE – all welcome. Food and refreshments will be included.
Northmoor Library, Chadderton Way, Oldham OL9 6DH
Why is Bangladesh Victory Day is separate from Independence Day?
“From 26th March, 1971, Bangladesh stopped being a part of Pakistan. Our independence was announced by major Ziaur Rahman; on behalf of the great national leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and henceforth, the battle for freedom started against the oppressing Pakistani army.
So 26th March is basically “Independence Declaration Day“, which is celebrated as a national day because we consider that day as the birthday of Bangladesh. Before that, we were “East Pakistan”.
After the end of the nine month long armed struggled, Pakistani army conceded defeat and surrendered on 16th December, which embarks the “Victory Day“, which means that is day when the enemy was defeated.”
Sub-Editor, The Daily Star Bangladesh